Area Information for Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN

Alverton Road in Penzance is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Penzance Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Ives. This page combines information for the address Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TR18 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cornwall
Ward Penzance Central
Constituency St Ives
Region South West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN:

Wellington Place, Penzance, TR18 4SR
Trevean Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4JD
Wellington Terrace, Penzance, TR18 4SS
Alverton Terrace, Penzance, TR18 4JH
Park Corner, Penzance, TR18 4SP
North Parade, Penzance, TR18 4SN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TR18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 8
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 29
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 139
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Alverton Road, Penzance contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 5
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 33
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 23
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 124

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 76
Two People 30
Three People 8
Four People 7
Five People 3
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 124

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 31
Total 77

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in St Ives constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 105
Female 110
Total 215

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 4
5-7 3
8-9 3
10-14 7
15 4
16-17 2
18-19 1
20-24 14
25-29 8
30-44 40
45-59 55
60-64 18
65-74 32
75-84 18
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 215

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TR18 4TN does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 70
Married 70
Divorced 33
Separated 2
Widowed 19
Same Sex 0
Total 194

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

However, this area of the Penzance Central ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (70%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 79
Good 71
Fair 38
Bad 23
Very Bad 4
Total 215

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 60
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 21
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 26
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 25
No GCSEs or Equivalent 45
Other 14
Total 194

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Alverton Road, Penzance) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 98% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 210
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 1
Total 215

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 186
Wales 1
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 6
Other 9
Total 215

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to TR18 4TN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 146
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 5
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 58

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 126
No Religion 65
Buddhist 1
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 15
Total 215

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penzance Central ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 46
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 24
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 27
Other 7
Total 170

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 11
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 87

Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN is within the Penzance Town West policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2020, 105 crimes were reported within half a mile of TR18 4TN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 105 crimes committed near Alverton Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Penzance Town West
Devon & Cornwall Police
Police Station
South Terrace
TR14 8SY
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Below are the details of the closest services to TR18 4TN. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for TR18 4TN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest railway station is Penzance, approximately 810 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Penzance 810 yards
St Erth 5.6 miles
Lelant Saltings 6.1 miles
Carbis Bay 6.4 miles
Lelant 6.5 miles
St Ives (Cornwall) 6.9 miles
Hayle 7.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is St Mary's CofE Primary School, Penzance, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary's CofE Primary School, Penzance 530 yards
Alverton Primary School 740 yards
Pensans Primary School 850 yards
St Mary's Catholic School, Penzance 0.6 miles
Newlyn School 0.8 miles
Heamoor Community Primary School 0.9 miles
Gulval School 1.2 miles
St Maddern's CofE School, Madron 1.4 miles
Mousehole Community Primary School 2.3 miles
Trythall Community Primary School 2.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 5 closest secondary schools to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is Humphry Davy School, approximately 820 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Humphry Davy School 820 yards
Mounts Bay Academy 1 mile
St Ives School 6.4 miles
Cape Cornwall School 6.5 miles
Hayle Academy 7.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is Morrab Surgery, approximately 220 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Morrab Surgery 220 yards
Dr S J Williams And Partners 620 yards
Sunnyside Surgery 620 yards
The Alverton Practice 620 yards
Newlyn Surgery 0.8 miles
Marazion Surgery 3.5 miles
St. Buryan 4.7 miles
Pendeen Surgery 6 miles
Cape Cornwall Surgery 6.2 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 9 closest dentists to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is The Bay Dental Surgery, approximately 90 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance), approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance) 510 yards
Poltair Hospital 1.2 miles
St Michael's Hospital Site 6.7 miles
St Michael's Hospital 6.7 miles
Edward Hain Hospital 6.8 miles
St Julia's Hospice 6.8 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 8 closest opticians to Alverton Road, Penzance, TR18 4TN. The nearest is FL & I Keast, approximately 90 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
FL & I Keast 90 yards
Specsavers Opticians 510 yards
Boots-Penzance 550 yards
Bradley Opticians Ltd 550 yards
Reynolds & Slater Opticians 730 yards
P Storey Home Visiting Opticians 3.2 miles
Jeremy Franklin 6.3 miles
FL & I Keast 7.4 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.